August 17, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that there will be a legal panel at TIA's 3PLXTEND Hybrid Xperience? Join us for  Playing Catch-Up: The Intersection of Technology and Law on October 21. Mark Twain once quipped that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on. In a similar vein, technology has driven changes in transportation and logistics at such a rapid pace that the law is often belatedly adapting.  This panel will address and offer practical solutions to a range of such issues, including proper treatment of touchless deliveries, electronic bills of lading, “app” liability, implications of track and trace, contracts with extensive technology components, “big data” impacts on casualty litigation, data privacy dilemmas, and more. Register now!  

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Meetings

Time is running out to register for the TIA Policy Forum Members-Only event, September 28-29, 2021. We would love to have you join us, so what are you waiting for, register today! Once registered, you’ll receive the hotel reservation link for the JW Marriott, Washington, DC. We have a special room rate for our attendees, but rooms are filling up quickly so be sure to register on or before August 28, 2021 to ensure your spot in the room block.

Playing Catch-Up: The Intersection of Technology and Law at 3PLXTEND2021

Mark Twain once quipped that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on. In a similar vein, technology has driven changes in transportation and logistics at such a rapid pace that the law is often belatedly adapting. This panel will address and offer practical solutions to a range of such issues, including proper treatment of touchless deliveries, electronic bills of lading, “app” liability, implications of track and trace, contracts with extensive technology components, “big data” impacts on casualty litigation, data privacy dilemmas, and more. Register today!

 

It is time to reserve your booth for the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition taking place April 6-9, 2022, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina. This is your opportunity to exclusively connect with the TIA community. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org.

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Industry News and Advocacy

TIA is seeking to better understand the financial impacts of double-brokering on the 3PL industry and specifically, TIA Members.

TIA uses the term “double brokering” in the sense of illegal brokerage activities. For example, a TIA Member hires a motor carrier to haul their customers’ freight; unbeknownst to the TIA Member, the load is then re-brokered or “double brokered” to another carrier. The carrier could have brokerage authority or not, but the contract clearly stated that the relationship was that of a broker and a carrier.

 Any information you provide will directly contribute to the advocacy efforts of the TIA Government Affairs Team as we work toward ending this unlawful brokerage activity within the industry. All responses are anonymous and confidential. If double-brokering is an issue affecting your business, please take this brief survey.

 Click Here To Take Survey

Thank you for your time and support!

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96% of TIA brokers surveyed say that adopting brokerage technology like AscendTMS, TriumphPay, TransFlo, and FourKites is quickly helping them to eliminate labor costs – and thus raise their profit margins. The brokers and 3PL’s leveraging this modern technology are also growing at a faster rate than those resisting it for a variety of reasons, including better access to shippers, better customer service, and a stickier carrier base.
 
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Education

TIA's Third Trimester 2021 CTB Online Course opens on August 30! Take your 3PL career to the next level with the industry’s highest professional designation, the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB). By earning your CTB, it shows you have the knowledge base, professional integrity and professional commitment that elevates you above your industry peers–resulting in increased recognition. Note the online exam will be held December 18, 2021. Register now!

 

 

The meaning of ethics can be hard to pin down and harder still to define with precision. Developed by Dr. John Drea, TIA's Ethics in Transportation Brokerage Course is the only course focused specifically on current ethical issues impacting 3PLs.

 

 

A broker’s Introduction to Intermodal Transportation was jointly developed by several of TIA’s railroad associate members and provides a general overview of the intermodal mode. This course is perfect for transportation and freight brokerage professionals looking to expand into intermodal services.

 

 If you have any questions, please contact the TIA Education Team at education@tianet.org.

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Member Resources

TIA's new Member Referral Program is designed to help grow TIA's membership and representation within the 3PL industry.

Each month, TIA will hold a drawing for rewards and prizes to those individuals who submitted completed referral forms for the previous month. We will also hold quarterly drawings for larger rewards and prizes, so keep the referrals coming to increase your chances of winning!

 

Axle Payments

We have just updated the Member Resource Library, with a new section devoted exclusively to whitepapers TIA has produced over the years. These resources are designed to help our members gain a better understanding of issues, trends, and developments in the industry as they navigate an increasingly crowded 3PL marketplace. The Member Resource Library also includes a collection of guidelines and frameworks, contracts, legal cases, and other resources to provide TIA Members with a knowledge bank for 3PL success.

You must be logged into the TIA website to access this library. Contact a member of TIA staff at
703.299.5700 if you need assistance.

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